The global positioning system company reported last month fourth-quarter earnings of $187.5 million, or 85 cents a share, up from year-ago earnings of $161.6 million, or 68 cents."We continue to believe that GRMN is close to returning to consolidated revenue and EPS growth driven by its non- PND segments, and the almost 4% dividend yield allows us to be early on this call," Canaccord analysts wrote in a report Thursday. Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 3.8% Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin was about the same as it was a year ago. Garmin is extremely liquid. Its Quick Ratio is 2.35, which shows the company can meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 6.78% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $61.47M. The stock closed Friday at $47.51 and has risen 19.34% year to date.
KBR The engineering and construction company reported last month fourth-quarter earnings of $90 million, or 60 cents a share, up from year-ago earnings of $78 million, or 51 cents. "We continue to view KBR as one of our top picks within the energy oriented E&C names, based on its leverage to specific opportunities on the LNG and downstream front, positive mix shift toward hydrocarbons that translates into margin expansion regardless of pricing improvement, and end markets capabilities outside of its core energy expertise," KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts wrote in a Feb. 27 report. Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.6% Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin decreased from the previous year. KBR has average liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 1.15, which shows that the company can technically meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 11.08% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $43.16. The stock closed Friday at $35.99 and has risen 29.14% year to date.
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